Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ Category

Save the date! Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference April 30 in Boston

The 3rd Annual Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference Monday, April 30, 2012 8:15 am – 4:30 pm Federal Reserve Bank of Boston How Can Massachusetts Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy? *** For a discount at registration use code SECEcoMarketing *** The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of [...]

Prescriptions for Sustainability

  Recently, I had the privilege to hear several experts speak about this topic. They all offered opinions and advice. Some recommendations presented are actionable. Here are some that got me thinking: (1) Steven Chu, Secretary of the US Department of Energy (DOE): Products invented in America and sold worldwide represent the seeds of our [...]

Energy Efficiency Training for Restaurants

Did you know… … that restaurants are the most energy intensive industry per square foot?  According to NStar an average 6,000 square foot restaurant in Massachusetts spends approximately $45,000 per year on electricity and gas combined.  20% savings, generally from relatively simple measures, can equate to $9,000 per year in savings. Small changes – either [...]

Lexington takes measures to improve energy efficiency

LEXINGTON – Energy efficient buildings. Holiday lights. Streetlights. Traffic lights. BigBelly® solar trash compactors. Lexington continues to seek new ways of reducing energy and costs. Here are some of the details. If you have suggestions or questions about the Lexington Energy Challenge and other energy reduction efforts in town, please contact LexEnergyChallenge@ci.ma.lexington.us. Read more >>

Town takes climate action to new heights

LEXINGTON – Lexington is a town that understands the importance of climate action. The Energy Conservation Committee (ECC), the Department of Public Facilities (DPF), the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Chamber of Commerce, and many citizens and employees are working together to make a difference. The objectives are to reduce dependence on fossil fuels [...]